Sigmund Romberg (July 29, 1887 – November 9, 1951) was a Hungarian-born American composer. He is best known for his musicals and operettas, particularly The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928).
Early in his career, Romberg was employed by the Shubert brothers to write music for their musicals and revues, including several vehicles for Al Jolson. For the Shuberts, he also adapted several European operettas for American audiences, including the successful Maytime (1917) and Blossom Time (1921). His three hit operettas of the mid-1920s, named above, are in the style of Viennese operetta, but his other works, from that time, mostly employ the style of American musicals of their eras. He also composed film scores.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 29th, 1887 (Nagykanizsa), Died New York City
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1953
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, conductor
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 383 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-14221||12-in.||12/18/1913||The poem||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-14222||10-in.||12/18/1913||Leg of mutton||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-14223||10-in.||12/18/1913||Some smoke||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-15050||12-in.||7/9/1914||Gems from Passing show of 1914||Victor Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-15758||10-in.||3/3/1915||I'm looking for someone's heart||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-15762||12-in.||3/4/1915||Maid in America||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-15765||12-in.||3/5/1915||Gems from Maid in America||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16463||10-in.||9/8/1915||Auf Wiedersehn||Alice Green ; Harry Macdonough||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-16529||12-in.||9/21/1915||Blue paradise||Conway's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-16825||12-in.||11/30/1915||Auf Wiedersehn waltz||Victor Dance Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-17589||10-in.||5/2/1916||The ragtime pipe of Pan||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-18526||12-in.||10/4/1916||The girl from Brazil||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-18537||10-in.||10/9/1916||Bachelor girl and boy||Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] ; Alice Green||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18948||10-in.||12/29/1916||Mother||Lambert Murphy||Male vocal solo, with celeste, harp, and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18952||10-in.||1/3/1917||Home again||Alice Green ; Lyric Quartet||Female vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-19520||12-in.||3/27/1917||Auf Wiedersehn!||Julia Culp||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20814||10-in.||10/1/1917||Will you remember?||Raymond Dixon ; Alice Green||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20825||10-in.||10/5/1917||Will you remember?||Harold Veo's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21150||10-in.||12/10/1917||Maytime waltz||Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21807||10-in.||4/29/1918||Sinbad||Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-22742||10-in.||4/9/1919||Monte Cristo, Jr.||Van Eps Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-24142||10-in.||5/21/1920||Once upon a time||Lambert Murphy||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25659||10-in.||10/20/1921||Blossom time||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||B-25798||10-in.||12/9/1921||Tell me, Daisy||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-25932||10-in.||1/3/1922||Song of love||Harriette Keyes ; Elliott Shaw||Female-male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and orchestra||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Romberg, Sigmund," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104742.
Romberg, Sigmund. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104742.
"Romberg, Sigmund." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.
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